2017 Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in Ottawa

 

 

This year the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference is being held in Ottawa. There is the added excitement of the Sesquicentennial of the Confederation of Canada. The conference is being held from June 16th to 18th at Algonquin College. There are already 383 people registered.

There are lodgings available at the college residence. These are filling up fast so now is the time to make your reservations.

Come a little early or stay a little later to enjoy the city and festivities.

There are tours available on Thursday. The Library and Archives Canada tour is sold out but you can still attend the Canadian War Museum and Ottawa Public Library tours. Sign up early to avoid disappointment.

The British Pub night is already sold out.

On Friday there are workshops being presented in the morning and afternoon. I am presenting “From Canada to Ireland: Researching Here and There” and it is sponsored by the OGS Irish Special Interest Group.

If you are interested in preserving your photographs there is a workshop entitled: “A Snap in Time, A Shot for the Future: History of Photographic Process and Preserving Your Photograph” presented by Kyla Ubbink CAPC

The workshop entitled “Think Like a Genealogist: Creative Research Techniques to Help You Follow the Right Ancestral Trail” is already sold out.

The Keynote Lecture on Friday night will be presented by David Obee.

Saturday and Sunday have four lectures per session. On Saturday the Opening Plenary Lecture is being presented by Danielle Manning. The Banquet Address is being presented by D. Joshua Taylor who is also presenting the Closing Plenary Lecture on Sunday.

A new event this year is called “Using Ancestry Day.” Crista Cowan and Anna Swayne will be coming to OGS to present five lectures on Monday. It is a  full day offering.

Won’t you please consider joining us in Ottawa the third weekend of June for a fun filled family history weekend!

 

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